It is my 7th day of summer break.
During these 7 days of summer, I have had 2 massages, drank a bottle of wine, read half of a book, had 2 tutoring sessions, finished a TV show, slept in, walked/jogged 10 miles on the treadmill, visited family, played with my kids, and written 3 blog posts (soon to be 4, one is on Medium, if you haven’t checked out that site yet, you should, it’s enjoyable). Pretty dang productive if I do say so myself.
Last weekend we went to visit my father in law to celebrate his 70th birthday party. It felt so nice not to stress about when we needed to leave on Sunday so I would have enough time to get laundry, lunches, grading, and lesson plans all set for the upcoming week. I enjoyed a Bloody Mary at 11 am and sat around talking, laughing, and eating until almost 1 pm before I even thought about packing up to leave. It was awesome.
Over the years I’ve learned to rein in my summer to-do list. I now to try to stick with reading, writing, and being present. I just enjoy time with my kids and the weather. And once in awhile get to a few of those ever-growing home projects/cleaning. I need this time to recover, recuperate, and remember why it is I chose to teach.
Today was about the writing. Who knows what tomorrow will bring.